Navigation Links
PA Department of Health Urges Sexually Active Individuals in Delaware County to Get STD Tests
Date:5/2/2008

Delaware County Sees Sharp Rise in Gonorrhea Cases

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to an 80-percent increase in the number of cases of Gonorrhea last year in Delaware County, the Pennsylvania Department of Health today urged sexually active individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 be routinely screened for the disease, as well as Chlamydia.

The number of reported cases of Gonorrhea grew to 921 in 2007 from 513 the year before.

Of last year's reported cases, 55 percent were identified in individuals who were 15-24 years old; nearly 60 percent were reported in women. The majority of the increase was reported in the southern part of the county and, in particular, the city of Chester.

The reason for the increase in Delaware County is unclear, but often those infected with Gonorrhea do not show symptoms so the infection may unknowingly be spread during unprotected sex. Other risk factors include a previous Gonorrhea infection, other sexually transmitted infections, new or multiple sex partners, inconsistent condom use, commercial sex work, and drug use.

Gonorrhea is the second-most commonly reported bacterial STD. An estimated 600,000 new Gonorrhea infections occur nationally each year.

For more information, visit http://www.health.state.pa.us or call 1-877-PA-Health.

CONTACT: Stacy Kriedeman

(717) 787-1783


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy
2. Justice Department to Hold Media Event to Demonstrate New Database for Matching Unidentified Remains and Missing Persons Information
3. Loma Linda University Medical Center Selects Beryl to Manage Call Center Interactions for Womens Services Programs and Departments
4. PA Department of Public Welfare Begins Outreach to Medical Assistance Consumers Following Burglary at State Office Building
5. PA Health Department Survey Shows Impact of Income, Gender, Other Factors on Health and Access to Health Care
6. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimers Support
7. Health Department Marks Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
8. Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Colorado Springs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Colorado Law Enforcement
9. Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection
10. Stryker Announces Resolution Related to March 2005 U.S. Department of Justice Subpoena
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches Effort in Five Michigan Cities with Department of Community Health to Enroll Uninsured Children in MIChild
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... In 1985, the ... high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers and ... way to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp launched MemberSHARE, an ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... NexTec Group has been selected as a member of ... their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. , Members of the VAR ... Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen represent a wide range ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... Accreditation ... achieved accreditation for its specialty care services. Albertsons Companies is the largest ... care service for pharmacy patients. , Accreditation by ACHC reflects Albertsons Companies’ dedication ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 , ... The Gravity ... location in Radnor, Pennsylvania. As construction wraps up on the 14,000+ square foot climbing ... Gravity Vaults sixth location, including three in New Jersey and two in New York. ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 14, 2017 , ... AgileMinder develops innovative products and services that bring "Care, ... available on Apple as a fun, free emoji sticker pack for iMessage. Use the ... ten color coded values on The Emoji Scale. , On Apple: "The Emoji ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017 Derek ... Potts Law Firm, was recently appointed Liaison Counsel in ... (JCCP) for all Xarelto cases. In this role, Potts ... parties and will actively assist the Court and Co ... with Milstein Adelman Jackson Fairchild & ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... When synthetic Fentanyl arrived on the streets in 2015, dealers ... free samples, inviting would-be customers to test a newly-created batch. ... The rapidly-growing demand for the ... morphine, has racked up a staggering death toll across ... recorded fentanyl sales reveals that they have sold nearly 400 ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... PUNE, India , January 16, 2017 ... titled, "Vital Signs Monitoring Devices Market by Type and End ... the global vital signs monitoring devices market size was worth ... million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% from ... the leading regional market in global vital signs monitoring devices ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: